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Benefits of Desi Cow ghee in Liver Diseases | Dr. Bipin Vibhute
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Benefits of Desi Cow ghee in Liver Diseases

by | Dec 23, 2020 | Blog

In the liver, disease liver does not function properly due to long-term damage & almost 90% of the liver disease patients are malnourished primarily due to reduced dietary intake.

Fats are concentrated source of energy which makes the food palatable, hence making the attainment of higher calories (i.e. 35-40 Kcal/kg body weight per day) hence target possible.

Saturated fat diet improves intestine fight junction expression & alleviated intestinal inflammation caused due to ethanol intake.

Lactobacilli use saturated fats for its growth & supplementing SF improves gut lactobacilli and subsequently decreases the progression of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD). That best-saturated fat is desi Cow ghee.

The supplementation of SF (Saturated Fats) in ALD (Alcoholic Liver Diseases) is a logical maneuver within the nutritional therapy of this disease, as almost 90% of those patients are malnourished primarily because of a reduced diet intake.

Fats are concentrated source of energy which makes the food palatable, hence making the attainment of increased calorie (35-40 kcal/kg body weight/day) target possible. With this background use of saturated fats in Alcoholic Liver Diseases is a promising modality in the medical armamentarium, given the very fact that nutrition remains the cornerstone of the therapy.

Uses of Cow ghee:

  1. High in Nutrients:

Rich in CLA, K2, Fat-soluble vitamins & butyric acids & plenty of omega 3.

  • CLA:

Conjugated Linoleic Acid which contains anti-viral properties.

  • K2:

A vitamin that can help with anti-ageing.

  • Omega 3:

Lower bad cholesterol (Total & L.D.L & T.G.)

Ghee at a level of 10% in the diet did not increase liver microsomal lipid peroxidation or liver microsomal lipid peroxide levels.

  • Butyric Acid:

Having a high level of butyric acid, ghee has proven to be very beneficial to the health of immune system & provides good anti-inflammatory benefits ad also makes an ideal pick to support the health of intestinal walls. So keeps constipation at bay.

  1. Gives energy and Improves flexibility:

As ghee has a high content of medium-chain fatty acid, it provides a lot of energy because they are directly similarly absorbed into the liver to carbohydrates & will be able to be burned to produce energy.

  1. Restore Enzymatic Functions:

Ghee also helps to restore enzymatic function. It doesn’t require enzymes produced by the liver to digest that lowers the stress of the liver.

  1. Higher Smoking Point:

Ghee has a high heating point which prevents it from producing free radicals that damage cell functions 7 help keep you warm from within.

  1. Weight Loss:

A benefit of desi cow ghee is its ability to be burned as a source of energy. When this takes place it becomes a great tool to aid weight loss as it also helps to burn other fats.

  1. Saturated Fats:

Diet rich in saturated fats has been found to prevent ethanol-induced changes.

  1. Absorbs Nutrients:

Indian food is rich in spices & herbs and each has many beneficial nutrients. When food is cooked with ghee it helps these nutrients to reach the body parts in which they are needed the most.

Not only our ancient Indian culture has recognized the importance of desi cow ghee in our daily activities and promoted it to a great extent. But numerous modern studies have also found desi cow ghee to be extremely beneficial if included in the diet of a healthy individual or that of a diseased person. Desi cow ghee is also proven to be beneficial in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the above-listed nutrient contents.

 

 

 

 

Written By

Dr. Bipin Vibhute

Liver and Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon,

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